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  1. Vol. 62 No. 5, p. 678-679
    Received: Feb 19, 1970

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Field Evaluation of Alfalfa Cultivars for Resistance to the Alfalfa Weevil in Mississippi — a Preliminary Study1

  1. Henry N. Pitre,
  2. Vance H. Watson and
  3. Coleman Y. Ward2



Significant correlation coefficients (P=.05) of −0.42 and −0.59 were obtained for first harvest dry matter yields of alfalfa and alfalfa weevil populations. ‘Vernal,’ ‘Rhizoma,’ and ‘MSHP7’ varieties were consistently lower in alfalfa weevil infestations than the other varieties evaluated. Population levels decreased rapidly in May and were not a serious problem after the first harvest.

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